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Tuesday, March 12, 2013
9:15 AM - 2:00 PM

Workshop on Lake Erie issues and impacts on communities

The dead zone in Lake Erie’s Central Basin has negatively impacted the economy and recreational uses, including fishing and swimming. In addition, the harmful algal blooms now found in the Western Basin appear to be skirting the edge of the Central Basin and home to the state’s largest population. In some cases, the impacts from algal blooms are resulting in increased costs for drinking water treatment as well. This community forum is aimed at raising the awareness of the pollution sources, potential costs, and preventative measures that can protect the lake.

You are invited to be part of the discussion. Expert speakers will focus on the emerging issue of excess nutrient enrichment and strategies for reducing the impacts that contribute to the dead zone. The speakers will identify the best practices for reducing negative impacts from the land, wastewater treatments and storm water runoff, and who is responsible for implementing those practices. Discussion topics will focus on current efforts for pollution reduction, research tools, current thinking in best management practices, potential funding sources and ongoing education and outreach.

This program is funded through the Ohio Environmental Council, with support from the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District (NEORSD), Cuyahoga Soil and Water Conservation District and the Western Reserve Resource Conservation and Development Council.

NEORSD Environmental Maintenance Service Center
4747 E. 49th St.
Cuyahoga Heights, OH

More information: files/resources/workshop031213.pdf

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